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Highwood, Borrans Court, Borrans Road, Ambleside

Added on 11/03/2021
Hackney & Leigh, Ambleside

Key features

  • Immaculate and newly refurbished detached cottage.
  • Bright and sunny 1 bedroomed accommodation.
  • Lovely private garden plus sensational communal grounds.
  • Wonderful lake and fell views.

Property description

Tenure: Leasehold

Location When approaching from Windermere and the south take the left hand turn at the traffic lights at Waterhead (close to the passengers ferry jetty on Lake Windermere) onto Borrans road. Continue along this road passing the lake on the left hand side with Borrans Park further along on your left. The entrance to the driveway to Borrans Court is located at the right hand side immediately beyond two bollards in the centre of the road. The access drive winds through attractively wooded grounds to the car parking areas. There is private car parking adjacent to the cottage plus visitor space.  

Description Sitting peacefully in the grounds of Borrans Court, this attractive stone and slate detached cottage style bungalow enjoys simply wonderful views overlooking Galava, the Roman fort on the outskirts of Ambleside, the southern reaches of Lake Windermere and out over the fells beyond.

Looking every inch the traditional stone built cottage on the outside, this detached bungalow is anything but, once you step over the threshold. Wonderfully bright and sunny, this welcoming home immediately invites you in, to sit and relax whilst drinking in that view. Superbly refurbished and re-designed, the inclusive open plan living space not only looks out towards the lake but has a large window and door opening onto the private side garden (with potential space to extend subject to any necessary consents being obtained) and includes a stylish kitchen area. There is a double bedroom, again with views and a lovely modern shower room. The undercroft below is ideal for garden and outdoor equipment and there is both private and guest car parking provision. In addition to the side garden there is a further lovely private rear garden looking over the lake below with natural rock outcrops and seating areas. Highwood Cottage also benefits from being able to share in the joy of the sensational four acres or so of communal grounds serving Borrans Court, grounds which are awash with daffodils in Spring, Bluebells in early summer, and birds and deer all year round, and the views to the fells to the east and north are simply wonderful.

You can step from the door and hike the high fells, amble down to the lake shore or into the village centre - the simply perfect "lock up leave" weekend retreat, holiday let or permanent home. Do not miss out.  

Accommodation (with approximate dimensions)  

Open Plan Living Room and Kitchen 17' 7" x 13' 3" (5.37m x 4.04m) A lovely, bright triple aspect room with Karndean flooring throughout. 

Sitting Area A wonderfully bright space benefitting from patio doors to the side garden flanked by windows on either side, plus a rear window giving views to the lake and the surrounding countryside, a glazed door to the rear gardens and having space to both dine and relax and having a wi-fi controlled Atlantic electric heater. 

Kitchen Area A stylish newly fitted kitchen with an attractive range of modern wall and base units with complementary Mirostone work surfaces extending into a breakfast bar, and including a recessed stainless steel sink with a mixer tap. The range of integrated appliances include a Zanussi 4 ring electric hob with hood over and oven below, Baumatic washer/dryer, Hotpoint dishwasher and Electra fridge/freezer. 

Bedroom 10' 11" x 8' 3" (3.34m x 2.53m) A bright double room enjoying views over the gardens to the lake and fells beyond and having an Atlantic electric heater and loft access. 

Shower Room With a modern three piece suite comprising a glazed corner shower unit, a wash hand basin with illuminated mirror, shaver point over and a WC. There is also an opaque window, an extractor fan and ladder style heated towel rail. 

Loft A boarded and foil lined loft space housing a pressurised hot water cistern which can be controlled remotely. 


Undercroft 5' 1" x 4' 11" (1.56m x 1.5m) A useful lockable storage area with built in shelving and having light and power points.  

Gardens Highwood Cottage benefits from private gardens to both the side and the rear of the property comprising a lawn, three patio areas, natural rockeries and shrubs, perfect for enjoying a quiet morning coffee or evening G&T. The rear garden also gives lovely views to the lake and surrounding fells.

In addition to the private gardens, the cottage also enjoys the use of the communal grounds of Borrans Court extending to approximately four acres of woodland and lawn which provide stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Lakeland fells and which attract a wonderful array of wildlife including deer, birds and red squirrels.

NOTE Small outbreaks of Japanese knotweed have been identified within the communal grounds (but not in the private garden of Highwood Cottage). This has been professionally assessed and a management plan is in place for treatment backed by a guarantee. The proportionate cost of this has already been met by the vendor of Highwood Cottage. 

Parking The property has one private car parking space as well as the benefit of additional visitors parking.  

Services Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected and having 5G Broadband capability.  

Tenure We understand the property to be leasehold for a term of 999 years from 1988.

We understand that the current service charge is £1,450 per annum and that this covers external painting, external repair, maintenance of the grounds and buildings insurance.  

Council Tax Band C - South Lakeland District Council.  

Viewings Strictly by appointment with Hackney & Leigh Ambleside Office. 

Energy Performance Certificate The full Energy Performance Certificate is available on our website and also at any of our offices. 



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Highwood, Borrans Court, Borrans Road, Ambleside


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Windermere Station3.9 miles
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